Chandra Glick
Medium: Photography and Fiber

Studio Location:
126 13th Street
Studio # 2B



Artist Bio:
Chandra Glick is a Brooklyn-based artist working with photography and textiles to explore process, craft, and loss. Chandra holds an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in visual art from Brown University. Awards include Alice Beck-Odette Chairman's Award Scholarship from the SVA, Brown University Purchase Prize, Summer Residency at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and Residency and Artist's Grant at the Vermont Studio Center. Chandra's work has been published in Foundry poetry journal and exhibited at Black Ball Projects, NY; One River Gallery, NJ; the Visual Arts Gallery, NY; and Lamont Gallery, NH. She curated "The Living Image," 2016 at The Halide Project, Philadelphia. Chandra has taught at Rutgers University, and lectured at Hunter College, the School of Visual Arts, and Fashion Institute of Technology. She is currently the Photo Director at Artforum magazine and Faculty at the International Center of Photography.

Artist Statement:
Rituals around impermanence rarely find space in our contemporary culture. Death and loss rituals receive even less attention, until they arise on a personal level. One symbol of loss in the Jewish tradition is a small black ribbon with a torn edge, the keriah, which is worn by the immediate relatives of the deceased. This ripped piece takes the place of more traditional rending of clothing to express grief and distress, as well as releasing the spirit.

I am creating a series of wall mounted works based on the keriah (as well as objects of ritual from other cultures) made by weaving black and white ribbon into geometric patterns. Long cascading ends extend beyond the frame of these monograph size objects. While the hand-woven surfaces have formal precision, the loose fringe retains an unfinished quality. Each work also has a kind of transience as the ribbon moves with touch or passing breeze.

All images and text copyright Chandra Glick